NETGEAR TO LAUNCH NIGHTHAWK M2 MOBILE ROUTER WITH AUSTRALIAN SERVICE PROVIDER TELSTRA
Australia’s fastest 4G Mobile Hotspot available on Telstra 4GX LTE network with secure, ultrafast connectivity for media streaming, storage, and more, wherever you are.
BARCELONA, ES — February 25, 2019 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power connectivity in the home, at the office and on the road, today announced the launch of Australia’s fastest 4G device – the NETGEAR Nighthawk M2 mobile router. With download speeds of up to 2Gbps, this next-generation Gigabit LTE mobile router delivers the capability for customers to stream content or maintain a secure connection to the office while on the road. The Nighthawk M2 Mobile Router will be available at Telstra from February 26, 2019.
Following on the heels of the hugely successful Nighthawk M1, first introduced in 2016, the Nighthawk M2 2Gbps mobile router is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X24, the world’s first announced 2Gbps LTE modem, and is the natural next step on the path to 5G. The Nighthawk M2 is designed with a sleek premium finish and colorful touchscreen, enhancing the experience of on the go WiFi by making it easier to navigate through menus directly on the device.
The Nighthawk M2 mobile router supports up to 20 WiFi devices on a single connection and is the ultimate travel companion, providing the convenience of a mobile router with the full functionality of a travel router. Whether you are travelling with your family down to the holiday home, or are out and about visiting clients for business, you will always be able to securely share and stay connected to the mobile internet.
Combining ultrafast download speeds up to 2Gbps, support for Category 20 LTE Advanced, 4X4 MIMO and 5-band Carrier Aggregation, Nighthawk M2 can serve as a media hub for streaming and playing multimedia entertainment. With a simple and intuitive app-driven user experience, parental control options, an improved JumpBoost feature, and a long-lasting battery for continuous use all day, Nighthawk M2 delivers an enhanced mobile broadband experience.
“We are proud to bring Australia’s fastest Mobile Broadband device, the NETGEAR Nighthawk M2, to Australia’s fastest mobile network1," says Andrew Stormont, Telstra Product Service and Design Executive. NETGEAR has an outstanding record in producing top end devices that offer our customers excellent connectivity options both at home and on the road”.
“NETGEAR is pleased to again partner with Telstra in their deployment of the latest LTE wireless network capabilities, providing consumers with greater access to content with more seamless connectivity and faster downloads,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. “We are on the path to enabling 5G connectivity, and this latest Nighthawk M2 mobile router offering is one step closer to the realization of a more connected world.”
Frequent flyers or mobile staff who often travel for business can feel secure about their WiFi connection by avoiding the use of public WiFi in hotels, airports and cafes. The Nighthawk M2 keeps you and your workmates or colleagues securely connected and productive at field offices or even at construction sites with mobile WiFi, or as a VPN pass through for public networks. Nighthawk M2 requires no software to install and is easy to set up in a matter of minutes — just power on and connect. This portable, instant internet connection is perfect for areas that lack physical wiring such as camp sites or regional areas, or for renters on holiday or in short-term living arrangements.
While the Nighthawk M2 does have a colorful and intuitive touchscreen, the easiest and most convenient way to interact with the Nighthawk M2 is via the NETGEAR mobile app. The mobile app provides control over the key functions of the Nighthawk M2, along with WiFi management of one’s connected devices, storage, security and even parental controls. With quick and easy configuration of the M2 device, the NETGEAR mobile app also provides real time data usage display. Viewing of media files from the M2 play-back on the mobile device can be done through the app as well. All the control is in the palm of your hand via the mobile app, without the need of ever taking the M2 out of a backpack or briefcase.
Key Features and Benefits of Nighthawk M2 mobile router
- Superfast mobile broadband internet — up to 2Gbps download/150Mbps upload
- Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem
- 4G LTE Advanced Category 20 with 5-band Carrier Aggregation
- Ethernet port and 2 USB ports (Type A and C) for media streaming from USB or external hard drives to all connected devices
- WiFi/Ethernet offloading capabilities so your device connections move from the car (LTE) to your hotel’s internet
- Always-on connection shareable with up to 20 WiFi devices on-the-go
- Parental controls filter and scheduled access to online content
- 802.11ac and Dual-Band 2.4GHz/5GHz dual concurrent WiFi for increased network performance and reduced interference
- Simple, intuitive NETGEAR mobile app user experience to monitor data usage, manage device and network settings from an iOS or Android™ smartphone or tablet
- Powerful, long-lasting battery for up to 24 hours of continuous use
- Improved JumpBoost feature to charge smartphones and small portable USB devices
- Two TS-9 connectors available for optional 4G/3G antennas
- Telstra mobile network-ready device
For plans, pricing and availability, please visit the Telstra web page.
Learn more about other connectivity devices in the NETGEAR family of mobile broadband products.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 23,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 22,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.
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* Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.
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1 based on national average mobile speed